Strategy

Mercedes USA CEO Dietmar Exler Discusses the Company’s U.S. Strategy for Success

Since being named president and CEO of the best-selling luxury brand in America in early 2016, Mercedes-Benz’s Dietmar Exler has emerged as an important spokesman for the premium-segment group, which also includes archrivals BMW and Audi.

How One CEO Finds Competitive Advantage Through Sustainability

Many U.S. manufacturers struggle to balance sustainability and the desire to make products at home with the need to reduce costs and boost their margins. Here's one that's succeeding.

CEO Confidence Slips, Survey Shows, as Window for Tax Reform Seen Closing

Confidence levels, however, are still more positive than negative as the economy continues to chug along.

Companies are Holding Off on M&A Amid Trump Policy Uncertainty

Second-quarter deal volumes in the U.S. have slumped to a four-year low, as the market awaits progress on the president's agenda.

Need a Productivity Boost? It Could be Time to Hire More Scientists

Scientists and engineers aren't just integral to a company's R&D efforts. They can boost productivity in other areas, too, according to a growing body of research.

Emissions Rule Upheld Creating Setback for Trump Proposal

The decision indicates the administration won't simply be able to delay Obama-era rules, subjecting their fate to more drawn out deliberations.

When Activists Come Hunting: How CEOs Should Respond

Shareholder activists have more and more heads on their wall—behold those of General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt and Uber’s Travis Kalanick, of the most recent vintage—and more CEOs and boards are focusing energy on how not to be their next victims.

CEOs are Doing a Lot to Boost the Digital IQ in U.S. Schools

Across America, CEOs and their companies are responding to the urgent need to overhaul the education system, because they want to continue to maintain the nation’s edge in digital tech.

Digital Transformation: How Companies Rethink, Retool and Reboot

The dynamics of the win-win that public-private partnerships can offer are clear: Faced with the need to embrace technological advances to stay competitive, companies...

Climate-Change Reporting Guidelines Released as Pressure on Business Lingers

More than 100 companies have pledged their support for the guidelines, which encourage managers to set emissions reductions targets.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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